Christmas Time in Boise
Christmas is the time for giving. It is also the time for Boise
to enjoy the holidays with our plant as well as have the
opportunity to use Life's Kitchen for our catering event.
Life's kitchen is a 16-week program that teaches culinary arts
and life skills to people between the ages of 16 and 20 who are
considered "at risk." This includes those dealing with poverty,
homelessness, criminal histories, substance abuse and difficulties
succeeding in a traditional school setting. Trainees accepted into
the Life's Kitchen program gain work experience in a commercial
kitchen and three training businesses: the on-site cafe, contract
foods programs for local organizations and catering. Training
topics include safe food-handling and sanitation, basic and
advanced knife skills, kitchen equipment and measurements, basic
cooking principles and more. The life skills part of the program
includes learning to manage personal finances, filing taxes,
renting an apartment and staying healthy. Students also study
resume writing and get to hone their job-seeking skills through
mock interviews. And there's more. Successful trainees will leave
the program with their Managers Level ServSafe Certification and
their GED if they didn't finish high school.
Here is Life's Kitchen setting up
for the Holiday meal at the Boise Plant
Using Life's Kitchen is a great opportunity to have awesome food
as well as helping a wonderful program getting high school students
directed on the right path.
Boise loves the food that Life's
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To order by phone, call toll free: 1-888-BIGELOW (1-888-244-3569)
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm (EST)